FYI Music for Jan 11th, 2019 - David Foster, Moe Berg, David Francey

News Story

 
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| David Foster To Receive Juno Humanitarian Award

 
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The renowned musician, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer has made a  lifelong dedication to philanthropy through his support of hundreds of charities, including his own non-profit organization, The David Foster Foundation, which raises organ donation awareness and provides financial support to Canadian families in need of life-saving transplants.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: January 11, 2019

 
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OTP bundling is coming sooner than later, fixing the glut of spots on radio, CRTC seeks new authority to regulate Internet services, a radio station that can't seem to connect with its callers, Brian Hemming explains the PR nightmare that is JAZZFM, and a corker of a revelation said to be attributable to a former Sr. ranking CBC staffer.

 
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News Story

 
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| Erin Benjamin Named CEO Of Renamed Canadian Live Music Association.

 
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After 5 years promoting Canada's live music scene, the org is taking flight in 2019 with a new name, CEO and renewed purpose.

 
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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga had the best-selling album in 2018 with A Star Is Born.
 

| Nielsen Music Canada's Year-End Insights & Trends

 
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The report card shows growth in Canada's music industry in 2018 with the one expected setback in physical sales. Beyond this, it's a rosy picture enhanced by a growing number of Canadian artists earning global appreciation.

 
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| New Music Video Production (MVP) Project Names Recipients

 
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The MVP Project, established in 2018, is expected to help fill the void left by the cancellation of the MuchFACT program.

 
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| Moe Berg Overcomes Fear In The Pursuit Of Happiness

 
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On the eve of his band's biggest hometown show in two decades, Moe Berg reflects upon the deluxe 30th anniversary reissue of TPOH's platinum-selling debut album, and how The Trans-Canada Highwaymen helped him overcome stage fright.

 
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| David Francey Lands 2nd Song On A Grammy-Nominated Album

 
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Francey has won three Juno awards, four Canadian Folk Music Awards, a SOCAN Folk Music Award, three critics’ Album of the Year awards and his songwriting skill has now landed him his second inclusion in a Grammy-nominated song collection.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… PIQSIQ

 
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With a sound steeped in haunting northern beauty, this new sibling duo features Tiffany Ayalik of Juno-winning duo Quantum Tangle. Here she and sister Kayley Mackay discuss their new EP, the inspirational beauty of the dark Northern winter, and early fond musical memories.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Pegi Young & The Bridge Street School

 
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She was married to Neil for 36 years and tragically died from cancer on the 1st of this year. SamaritanMag looks at her legacy and cherishes her activism and charitableness.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| John Cosway – Brushes with Fame: Photo Tripping with Music Legends

 
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The veteran Toronto newsman/photographer delved into his archives to produce a photographic work of significance that features candid moments with Elvis, the Beatles, Ronnie Hawkins, Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot, Walt Grealis, Mick and Keith, - the golden age of rock n’ roll. He discusses the book and his career here.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 11, 2019

 
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Notable offerings this week come from The Kentucky Headhunters, Taking Back Sunday, Randy Houser, and Tommy Emmanuel. The Canadian contingent includes Tallies (pictured), Eric Schenkman, Allison Au, Ariel Posen and Stacey Kaniuk.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Jan. 11, 2019

 
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Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara join an Elvis All-Star Tribute, the inaugural CCMA Song Camp attracts top talent, and three Canadians, including Lindsay Beaver (pictured) are nominated for the Blues Music Awards. Also in the news are CIMA, Westway LAB, Allison Outhit, Music PEI,  Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, ShiftChange Conference, Def Leppard, and a farewell to Phil Mattson.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 11, 2019

 
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A new Leonard Cohen collection (pictured) sparks heated debate, Kacey Musgraves is riding high, and a Canadian interview means trouble for Kate Bush. Others in the headlines include Mike Taylor, Only a Visitor, Netflix, Led Zeppelin, music magazines, a Michael Jackson documentary, Pegi Young, CES, Bonnaroo, and the Dils.

 
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Today's new track

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Colin Linden and Luther Dickinson: Don't Let Go

Two major players on the roots music/Americana scene have joined forces on a new album coming soon. It is previewed by this upbeat cover of a '50s hit that's fuelled by Linden's guitar work and robust vocals.